Arthur Marshall Matthews passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, from complications related to a recent cancer diagnosis at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Riverbend in Springfield, Oregon. He was born in Roseburg on August 27, 1940 and spent his entire life in Douglas County, graduating from Douglas High School in 1958.
Marshall spent much of his working life in the timber industry. He also spent several years delivering Pepsi and beer to local Douglas County businesses, working as a bartender and manager for Abby’s Pizza, and the latter part of his life working for Roseburg Sand & Gravel, followed by Landscape Industries.
Marshall loved his family, the outdoors, collecting antiques (especially old bottles), and collecting rocks and gems. He also loved animals, especially his dogs and cats.
Marshall is survived by his wife, Pattie Matthews (Cyphert), of Roseburg. They were married for 44 years. He is also survived by his daughter, Valerie Matthews, of Springfield; son, Randy Matthews, of Los Angeles; and brother, Doug Matthews and his wife, Donna, of Roseburg.
Marshall will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
A celebration of Marshall’s life will take place on Monday, July 8, 2013 at River Forks Park at 4 P.M. A potluck reception will follow. Guests are welcome to bring dishes.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Marshall Matthews to the American Cancer Society.